Supply Chain Visibility Improvement: Bertschi Joins ECTA Workgroup

07.10.2019 -

The European Chemical Transport Association ECTA has recently announced to launch a new ECTA workgroup to improve Supply Chain Visibility within Bulk liquid flows. The ECTA workgroup aims to develop an ECTA Transport Data and Message Definition Framework to improve “end to end” Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration across the Chemical Logistics Bulk Liquid actors. The creation of the workgroup was a shared initiative of Hoyer, Den Hartogh and Bertschi. The three parties started this initiative as they strongly believe in standardization to further optimize the supply chain.
The initial focus of the ECTA workgroup is on providing reliable and continuous updated ETA’s (estimated time of arrival) and transport milestone messages, thereby avoiding exchange of huge amounts of raw data and ETA interpretation differences. The overall scope of the initiative is not limited to standardization in transport messages, as it also aims to further look into other areas in the logistics process where standardization would lead to higher efficiency.
Bertschi has joined this ECTA workgroup because they believe it is an important step towards further optimization and as they say look forward to work together with other actors in the Chemical Liquid Bulk supply chain to make this initiative a success.

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